Tuesday, July 15, 2008

New/Old Bag



Picked up a free handle bar bag from the shop....funny story. Around 3yrs ago I wanted a bag for my rear rack. Greg Rasmussen just happen to have a couple bags that had been laying around the shop for a few years. He offered them up to me, being the freegan that I am I obliged. One was a Cannondale thee other was a Schwinn, thee Cannondale was a isulated cooler for the rear and the Schwinn was a front handle bar bag. I was only looking for a rear at the time so I just left the Schwinn. Now fast forward to Thursday of last week. I'm fumbling around the back of the shop and spot the dusty old Schwinn bag....I think about this touring thing and how some of those bikes had handle bar bags...sawheat. So I grab the bag, give it a shake, and feel something in it. I think its just the mounting bracket but open it to make sure. WhaLa....it was the mounting bracket.....along with $46.73 in greenbacks and change...all wauded up like the looks of a drunken night. SaWheat...picked up a free bag and got paid!! Its all about the little things mates.
Stopped at the shop last night to pick up a front Jandd Extreme rack....and we were sold out....just minutes before I came in...and of course QBP is out of stock right now....damn late shoppers of RAGBRAI. All good cause I'll have one soon enough. Riding the dirt tonight after I get off from the shop...7pm leave Rassy's for a couple loops of HillSide and Roller Coaster. Riding in tomorrow and stopping after we pick up Izzy at thee Urbandale schools swimming pool for a Izzy dip. We ride right by it on the commute home and there never seems to be anyone there....

Peace

4 comments:

Godfather Marco said...

Now that is rad. I racked up the FujinaII last week and will be rolling to the RAG with Hanser next Monday.

Realized this morning that mileage reimbursement for driving is around $.50/mile. Tally up the savings!

Buckshot77 said...

Sweet find! You thinking of doing the Taco ride tomorrow night too or just the commute? I'm planning to head over for some tacos.

Julie said...

Northwest Pool by Hoover has $2 admission after 5:00, open till 8:00. zero entry with fountains for the kids to play in, You can even tandem kids down the slide with you! Alexa LOVES it. We try and go every Monday night (usually get there 6:00 or a little before) if you want to ever join us. Not this Monday as I'll be on RAGBRAI.

jason said...

handlebar bags rule. mine has been on several bikes since Reagan was president! no shit! I love that bike of yours. just keeps getting better, too. take care squirelly one.